Almshouses, Birdingbury Road, Leamington Hastings

A pale limestone building with red sandstone dressings; two stories with gabled dormer windows in the tiled roof upstairs | Image courtesy of Anne Langley
Leamington Hastings Almshouse
Image courtesy of Anne Langley
Description of this historic site

Almshouses, houses which were built to house poor people during the Post Medieval period. They are situated in Birdingbury Road, Leamington Hastings. The almshouses were largely restored during the 1980s.

Notes about this historic site

1 The Almshouses are built of coursed square limestone with very thin alternate courses and red sandstone dressings except two which are white. They are in two parts; the east part 1633, is one storey and attic with a tile roof. The south front has three gabled dormer windows and three 3-light stone mullioned leaded windows with drip moulds, two ledged doors, the left hand flanked by later, single lights. The west part was founded in 1687, part two storeys, part one storey and attic, stone, similar tile roof. Gable to left hand on south front is two storeys, coped with kneelers, one bay of stone mullioned windows with drip moulds. Two bays to right hand, gabled dormer windows and three light stone mullioned windows with ledged door between bays, panel over door.
4 The buildings were considerably restored in 1980.